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Primate Study Affirms: The CR Way Lifestyle Can Extend Life and

Protect Against Age-related Disease

OSSINING, N.Y., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 1, primate

researchers from the University of Wisconsin published a paper(1),

affirming that caloric restriction (CR) without malnutrition

significantly improves age-related and all-cause survival in rhesus

monkeys. The researchers point out that their data contrasts with

findings in the widely reported 2012 National Institutes of Aging

study, where CR was not seen to show a significant survival benefit.

However, they emphasize an important point: The NIA control monkeys

were effectively practicing modest calorie restriction because their

food allotments were so well controlled.

The results from the Wisconsin study support findings from a study of

elderly Okinawans who followed calorie restriction for 60 years,

limiting calories by only 11 percent: Their average lifespan is the

longest recorded in the world. They also experience less heart

disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease. Their quality of

life is better too: Many Okinawans who practice calorie restriction

remain active well into their nineties and beyond. (2)

"We see similar results," says Paul McGlothin, president of, where thousands practice calorie restriction. "The

CR Way encourages moderate calorie restriction, which improves quality

of life and is easy to follow.

"I find it interesting that 5 monkeys in the NIA study - four

calorie-restricted and one control monkey - did live exceptionally

long lives: beyond 40 years of age, when the average age of death of

monkeys in captivity is 26.

"A CR Way lifestyle has produced supercentenarians - such as the famed

Jiroemon Kimura, who ate three small meals a day and is verified as

the longest-lived man in history."

Living the CR WayT puts solid science to work to help you achieve

extraordinary health in a friendly, holistic community where delicious

meals and live, caring support are important. These are the objectives

of the lifestyle:

-- Use calorie restriction science in health decisions: This often

means not limiting calories if your BMI is below 24 or gaining weight

if it is below 18.5.

-- Preserve adult stem cell health and activate your tissue repair


-- Maintain DNA Stability.

-- Optimize your microbiome, i.e., the microbes in your gut (an

emerging science).

-- Integrate your personal genomics into a lifestyle that fits your


-- Develop a close relationship with a physician.

The CR Way is guided by scientists, doctors, and other world-leading

experts who hold live teleconferences for members of LivingTheCRWay

interest groups. Memberships support CR Way DNA HACR, a citizen

science study open to all who want find out what they can do to slow

or reverse aging.

(1)Colman, R. J. et al. Caloric restriction reduces age-related and

all-cause mortality in rhesus monkeys. Nat. Commun. 5:3557 doi:

10.1038/ncomms4557 (2014).

(2)Willcox BJ, Willcox DC, Todoriki H, et al. Caloric restriction, the

traditional Okinawan diet, and healthy aging: the diet of the world's

longest-lived people and its potential impact on morbidity and life

span. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2007 Oct;1114:434-55.

Contact: Paul McGlothin Email 914-762-8878

Meredith Averill Email 877-481-4841

Twitter: Living the CR Way@pmcglothin


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SOURCE Living the CR Way

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ST: New York



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